Re-envisioning the MLS

Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

Author: Johnna Percell,Lindsay C. Sarin,Paul T. Jaeger,John Carlo Bertot

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787548813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 8325


At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians—and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians.

Re-envisioning the MLS

Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

Author: Johnna Percell,Lindsay C. Sarin,Paul T. Jaeger,John Carlo Bertot

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787548856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 3499


At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians—and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians.

Asian American Librarians and Library Services

Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies

Author: Janet Hyunju Clarke,Raymond Pun,Monnee Tong

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144227493X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

View: 3217


Library professionals and scholars share reflections, best practices, and strategies for building collections about and supporting the information needs of Asian American communities. It conveys the need for diversity in the LIS field, library programming, and resources to better reflect the experiences and needs of Asian Americans.

Library 2020

Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library

Author: Joseph Janes

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810887150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 5747


Broadly representative of important perspectives and aspects within the profession as well as featuring important voices beyond the professional realm, Library 2020 presents thought-provoking and illuminating visions from many points of view. It is both required reading for library leaders and trustees as well as an ideal supplemental text for LIS classes looking at the future of the profession.

The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management

Author: James M. Matarazzo,Toby Pearlstein

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787145263


Page: 678

View: 1270


This handbook aims to be an integral text for students of library and information science and a ready-reference for information professional practitioners. The chapters provide a construct through which any information professional may learn abut the major challenges facing them in the early part of the 21st century.

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785606522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 2747


With contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners from across a range of fields, this volume will be an important resource for library professionals in all types of libraries as well as a reference for researchers and educators about the efforts, challenges and opportunities related to the inclusive future of libraries.

Move Fast and Break Things

How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Author: Jonathan Taplin

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316275743

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1817


*The book that started the Techlash* A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age. Featured in New York Times' Paperback Row A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Business & Leadership Book of 2017 Longlisted for Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017A strategy+business Best Business Book of 2017 Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs who in the 1990s began to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms--Facebook, Amazon, and Google--that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: overlooking piracy of books, music, and film while hiding behind opaque business practices and subordinating the privacy of individual users in order to create the surveillance-marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Today, Google's YouTube controls 60 percent of all streaming-audio business but pay for only 11 percent of the total streaming-audio revenues artists receive. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to the creators and owners of that content. The stakes here go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, as well as music and other forms of entertainment, from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.

The Commissariat of Enlightenment

A Novel

Author: Ken Kalfus

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061855944

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5412


Russia, 1910. Leo Tolstoy lies dying in Astapovo, a remote railway station. Members of the press from around the world have descended upon this sleepy hamlet to record his passing for a public suddenly ravenous for celebrity news. They have been joined by a film company whose cinematographer, Nikolai Gribshin, is capturing the extraordinary scene and learning how to wield his camera as a political tool. At this historic moment he comes across two men -- the scientist, Professor Vorobev, and the revolutionist, Joseph Stalin -- who have radical, mysterious plans for the future. Soon they will accompany him on a long, cold march through an era of brutality and absurdity. The Commissariat of Enlightenment is a mesmerizing novel of ideas that brilliantly links the tragedy and comedy of the Russian Revolution with the global empire of images that occupies our imaginations today.

The Spirit Level

Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Author: Richard Wilkinson,Kate Pickett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191703

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2781


This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.

Data Information Literacy

Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers

Author: Jake Carlson,Lisa R. Johnston

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

View: 4005


Data information literacy is introduced as a new area of opportunity for librarians seeking to educate the next generation of scholars about best practices when working with research data in a way that is sustainable over the long term.

Looking for Information

A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior

Author: Donald O. Case,Lisa M. Given

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178560967X

Category: Reference

Page: 528

View: 2038


The 4th edition of this popular text presents a comprehensive review of over a century of research on information behavior. It is intended for students in information studies and disciplines interested in research on information activities. Now co-authored, this new text includes significant structural and content changes from earlier editions.

Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian

How to Get Things Done Right the First Time

Author: Jamie M. Gray

Publisher: Medical Library Association Bo

ISBN: 9781442278691

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 8345


Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian: How to Get Things Done Right the First Time will help you recognize and implement specific behaviors and actions successful librarians use to drive projects forward, institute new services or revamp old ones, and establish key relationships both inside and outside of the library. Each behavior or trait covered can be either developed or strengthened within an individual or team. The book features practical tips to build skills in each topic area. Chapters are devoted to: risk-taking, creativity, building your network, identifying and leveraging stakeholders, creating balance, developing a team mentality, knowing when to lead and when to follow, handling setbacks, and avoiding burnout. Each chapter includes: A basic description of the behavior and why it is important for success Overview of core building blocks/elements necessary within each chapter (ex. engaging external stakeholders vs. internal stakeholders) Examples of actions that readers can take (ex. establishing agreed upon language everyone can understand) Sidebar of 5 good and bad habits that can impact success Personal and professional anecdotes from working professional librarians Whether you're just beginning your library career or you're a seasoned professional, Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian is sure to have something for you!"

Academic Librarianship by Design

A Blended Librarian's Guide to the Tools and Techniques

Author: Steven J. Bell,John D. Shank

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

View: 1089


This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process. - Improve collaboration with faculty, researchers, and students to become an instructional partner - Connect with learners by applying design thinking to develop and enhance library services - Provide new tools for sharing information literacy and research process insights - Take leadership initiative to integrate the academic library and librarian into the teaching and learning process Scenarios, case studies, and profiles throughout illustrate the successes that real blended librarians are having on campuses. This practical, hands-on guide expands the possibilities for academic librarians in public service, reference, instruction, information literacy, and even library and information science students.

Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes

Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Ursula Gorham,John Carlo Bertot,Lindsay C. Sarin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442233478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 8734


Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community needs against unprecedented political, economic, and policy challenges. Drawing on two decades of original research conducted by the authors, this book provides a data-driven examination of the interrelated impacts of political discourse and public policy processes on public libraries and the ways in which they are able to serve their communities, explaining the complex current circumstances and offering strategies for effectively creating a better future for public libraries.

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice

Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Ursula Gorham,Natalie Greene Taylor

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786350572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 6013


Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.


Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Author: John Palfrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0465042996

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 8888


New Directions in Information Organization

Author: Jung-ran Park,Lynne C. Howarth

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781905606

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 7465


New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Dr. Jung-ran Park and Dr. Lynne Howarth seeks to provide an overview and understanding of the future directions, leading edge theories and models for research and practice in information organization.

The Future Control of Food

A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security

Author: Geoff Tansey,Tasmin Rajotte

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1844074307

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 386


Advances in Solar Energy: an Annual Review of Research and Development– is an annual publication organized by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Its goal is to provide a review journal of significant research and development in renewable en

Future of Library and Information Science

Author: Kishor John,S. P. Singh,Sunil Tiwari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788170007456


Page: 290

View: 3861


Library and Information Science (LIS) is a blend of numerous subjects which includes: management, administration, information and communication technology, information science, education, preservation, archival science, and many more. This makes it difficult to keep up within a specified perimeter. Contributors to this volume have touched upon various such issues and areas through their well researched articles. The coverage of the topics included here is diverse and will add value to the knowledge bank of the readers. This book covers almost all major aspects of Library and Information Science in view of the future prospects of the subject. The range of its coverage includes: E-Literacy; Social Networks in Information Usage; Changing Role of Public Libraries in 21st Century; LIS Education; Cloud Computing; Use of Information and Reference Sources for Preparation of Competitive Exams; Future of Library and Information Science; Future Development of LIS Services in E & M Learning Technology; E-Librarianship; Role of Academic Librarian in the E-Learning Environment; IPR: National and International Provisions; Digital Era Librarians; Current Trends in Curriculum Reforms in LIS Education in India; Issues of Digitization; Status and Emerging Trends of Library and Information Science Education in India; and many other areas. The book will be highly useful for students who are keen to know about the latest trends in LIS, as well as for teachers and research scholars of LIS. [Subject: Library and Information Science]

Library and Information Science Trends and Research


Author: Amanda Spink,Jannica Heinström

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780527144

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

View: 5717


This volume provides an understanding of new directions in library and information science/management, education and research in Europe. Coverage includes new research directions and curriculum changes due to the rapidly developing information world.